View of Back Bay from Marina Bay, Quincy
Marina Bay in Quincy is located seven miles from downtown Boston. Originally owned by the US Navy, it closed long ago like most of the military outposts in New England, and it remained neglected until the early 1990s when Marina Bay was proposed. Sergio and I had never been to Marina Bay until we were invited by Dorchester native and Grammy Award winning DJ, Clinton Sparks, who recently became part owner and investor in several of the entertainment facilities; most notably the newest club in Marina Bay, a hookah bar called blue.
If you come down to check out blue or one of the other restaurants, come at dusk. The marina offers some fantastic views of Boston’s Back Bay skyline.
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Provincetown’s 15th Bear Week starts today and runs through Sunday, July 19th. If you are visiting Ptown for Bear Week I would suggest you check out the Provincetown Bears website.
The website shares information about everything you might want to know including parties, entertainment and dining options.
You can view their calendar of events (which is very thorough) here.
Some Bear Week highlights I’d like to point out include:
July 11 & 12 – Lea Delaria with Seth Rudetsky at the piano at the Art House
July 12 – FurBall at The Boatslip
July 13 – Show Girls at the A-House
July 14 – Lumberjack Party at the Paramount
July 15 – Tom Goss at The Crown & Anchor
July 16 – FagBash at the Governor Bradford (basement)
July 17 – Solid Gold Tea Dance at The Boatslip
July 17 – Fireman’s Ball at the Paramount
July 18 – Armistead Maupin one-man show “Logical Family”
July 18 – Underwear Party at Purgatory
July 19 – Bernadette Peters at Town Hall
Many companies in the US are closing early for our Independence holiday that is officially on July 4th. For a second year in a row we are staying in Boston (no Ptown).
Sergio’s nephew will arrive later this evening to visit us before he flies back to Brazil. His visit may mean that we need to head toward all that craziness over by the Hatch Shell but I’m hoping we can camp out at a BBQ.
If you celebrate the holiday – enjoy the time away from work and weekend.
While it won’t be quite warm enough to do this in Boston until possibly later this weekend, I wanted to wish everyone in the US who may be observing this holiday a fun and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend.
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You know that a drug needs to be decriminalized when Forbes Magazine writes an article detailing the price of marijuana in every state.
Forbes Magazine compiled data from an online survey and created this humdinger of a map of the fifty states, which they published last week. My home state, Massachusetts is about $20 more than the national average of $324. The cost of buying an ounce of high quality cannabis remains the most affordable in Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Alaska (all cost less than $300 per ounce).
The Beehive is inviting runners and spectators alike to prepare for the Boston Marathon with a special night out on Sunday, April 19th by hosting an “Amy Winehouse Tribute” featuring an all-star house blues band.
In celebration of Winehouse’s memory, Bruce Bears Band and Ingrid Gerdes will bring their expertise of funk-jazz to The Beehive stage from 8:00PM to 12:00AM. Music lovers and fans of Amy Winehouse may want to stop by the bar to grab a drink and take a listen.